Americanos Bus Crashes
Just because you do not own a vehicle, that does not mean you cannot be involved in an automobile accident. This is something that passengers on commercial bus lines in San Antonio often forget. Because the rates passengers pay are so low, especially when there is a deal or coupon in effect, or the fare was only one dollar, many people assume they are not entitled to fair compensation after an accident. The lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are committed to explaining and upholding your rights, no matter your situation.
One of the busiest commercial passenger bus companies operating in San Antonio is Americanos. These buses are based in Mexico City and are owned by the Mexican transportation company Grupo Estrella Blanca. Whenever a route is planned to cross into the United States, Americanos buses are paired with Greyhound stations en route. This means that the buses are temporarily under the purview of an American transportation company called FirstGroup, a public limited company that owns Greyhound and many other bus companies. Considered as a whole, this information means that when you are in an accident on an Americanos bus, you are also in an accident with Grupo Estrella Blanca, Greyhound, and their parent company, FirstGroup. Fortunately, our attorneys, and specifically our San Antonio Americanos bus crash lawyer, have years of experience identifying which of the aforementioned companies is involved in any Americanos bus crashes.
In Americanos bus crashes where passengers are injured or killed, our attorneys will also investigate the possibility of filing a personal injury or wrongful death suit. For example, two people were killed and 18 injured when a Mexican tour bus crashed one Tuesday morning in Atascosa County. It is believed that the bus was traveling from the Americanos bus station in downtown San Antonio, on its way to Brownsville. Tommy Cavazos, a public communications officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said that the Americanos charter bus rolled onto its side and into the median near the Campbellton exit off Interstate 37 at 9:45 A.M. Two people were airlifted to Brooke Army Medical Center and another two were airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio. After the accident injured individuals were lying on the ground a few meters from the smoldering bus and several young people, possibly spring breakers, were walking around assessing the damage, trying to figure out what happened and helping where and as they could.
Bus accidents like this can and should be prevented, which is what the lawyers at Carabin & Shaw are here to ensure. Though it may seem like your accident has a clear cause and a simple solution, our years of legal expertise have shown that both of those premises are more often the result of our wanting to explain a tragic situation in easy-to-understand manner, rather than a fair assessment of the truth. In the aftermath of Americanos bus crashes, no one, including our attorneys, expects you to try to piece the whole puzzle together. This is why we want to help represent your interests, so you can focus on healing from any injuries you have sustained. We have the background to navigate these legally complex situations without getting bogged down by the minutiae of paperwork or the difficult language used in court. Let us defend your rights and make sure you receive every bit of compensation you are due from every company who might have contributed to your accident.
If you or a family member has suffered a loss during a similar bus accident, call the law offices of Carabin & Shaw at 210-222-2288 or toll free at 800-862-1260. We will meet with you for free and discuss your rights.